LATIN 480 - Advanced Latin Reading
Section: 001 Juvenal and Tacitus
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one intermediate LATIN course (LATIN 401, 402, 409, 410).
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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The Latin texts we will read on this course look back on the reign of terror of the emperor Domitian (84–96 CE) — an age of secret informers, shadowy conspiracies, and suppression of dissent. Tacitus’ Dialogus de oratoribus takes the performance of a subversive tragedy as the pretext for a discussion of the possibilities for free speech under tyranny. Juvenal’s first book of Satires, written in the aftermath of Domitian’s assassination, takes aim at the stooges and snitches who had profited from his rule. This is the wider cultural and political context we will explore as we translate selections from two of the most brilliantly incisive writers in the history of Roman literature.

Course Requirements:

Final exam (25%); two midterm exams (25%); 8-page final paper (20%); presentation (10%); translation (10%); participation (10%).

Intended Audience:

Advanced Latin students

Class Format:

Three meetings per week (recitation, translation, discussion)

LATIN 480 - Advanced Latin Reading
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001 (REC)
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9780521356671
Juvenal, Satires : book I, Author: ed. by Susanna Morton Braund., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1st ed. 1996
ISBN: 9780521469968
Tacitus, Dialogvs de oratoribvs, Author: ed. by Roland Mayer., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 2001
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